The Northeast blackout of August 2003 affected over 55 million North Americans, including 10 million in Ontario. I remember it quite vividly, as it was eerie to walk around the house in complete darkness and silence, and to go outside and see the night sky
With the introduction of energy efficient equipment and lighting technologies in recent years, hydro users everywhere, whether they be commercial, industrial, or residential have been able to shave their utility costs. With the rate of hydro increasing and the cost of technology going there are
Traditionally our arenas have been illuminated by high intensity discharge (HID) fixtures. Metal halide technology is the most common of the HIDs utilized in arenas because of the clean white light it produces along with fairly good colour rendering ability (CRI of 65-70) and efficacy
A battery in general is a device which makes electrically charged atoms (ions) travel from one point to another, creating electrical current. It does this by: Having one positively charged electrode (cathode), and one negatively charged electrode (anode) in which the ions travel. In the
The City of Toronto is following the lead of several large North American cities and looking to implement Energy Reporting and Benchmarking (ERB) on commercial and multi-residential buildings. Although details have yet to be finalized, it is expected that: It will start with commercial and
Where does Ontario’s electricity come from? If you visit the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) website, you can find out the Ontario’s electricity grid contributors by type, on a day to day basis. Nuclear power plants supply over 50% of our electricity within the province,
“Engineers finding methods to make aging buildings more environmentally responsible” Efficiency Engineering was featured in a Toronto Star article on February 28, 2015. Read what our Vice President, Michael Zongor had to say about our recent work with the Oshawa site of Lakeridge Health.
Do you know which utility costs are rising the fastest? Looking within the province of Ontario and the City of Toronto, the results may surprise you. It may be difficult to decide which energy efficiency measures would be of the greatest benefit to your building.
As a Building Owner or Manager you have set energy conservation and financial improvement targets, you have done your research and determined that an energy audit is the best place to start for your facility and your organization. You may have also reviewed the ASHRAE Article
The chart below illustrates the water use in a typical multi-residential building. Faucet Aerators typically allow 2.2 usgpm flow, but can be as high as 4 to 5 usgpm. Low flow Aerators are available, and range from 0.5 to 1.5 usgpm, with 1.0 usgpm used